| Jan 11, 2013
When prices essentially match, what stores are left to sell is themselves.
More than just the products they move, they compete on the basis of the shopping experiences they offer and the identities those experiences bolster. Customer loyalty has never...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Bass season kicks off in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and that means that summertime fishing will be in full swing as anglers can keep the bass they've been catching on the local waterways.
Make sure you're up on the latest bass regulations, including the...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| Apr 28, 2013
Amazon is having a senior moment.
Earlier this month, the e-tail giant launched the 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store (www.amazon.com/50activeliving), featuring nutrition, wellness, exercise and fitness, medical, personal care, beauty, entertainment...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
During the three-month debate over gun control in Connecticut, the name PTR Industries Inc. barely came up, but the Bristol manufacturer with 50 employees has become the first maker of military-style rifles to announce its exit from Connecticut since...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Wanda Ferrin fills her husband's prescription for the generic antibiotic doxycycline at a Target in Simi Valley. For years, the medication has cost her $6 a month.
In February, however, the price tripled to $18 for 30 pills. And this month, it...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
| Mar 22, 2013
Now that daylight saving time is here (finally!), we know we're swinging into spring. To mark this change of season, I hit the streets to ask shoppers what they'd like to buy for spring.
Candice Roethlinger 32, youth minister...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mushrooms are always in season and make an easy side dish for summer meals. Today at my blog, OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish, check out our favorite test-kitchen recipes showcasing crimini mushrooms (pictured). In the meantime, let's dish:
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Some of my columns spark more outrage than others and, to my surprise, a brief report several years ago about random text messages supposedly awarding $1,000 Best Buy gift cards continues to rank near the top.
More than 150 people from all over the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Tips from a bag lady of a different kind
I take no offense. While I do have a home and I don't push a grocery cart, I do strap a rather gigantic bag over my shoulder pretty much whenever I am out and about.
You might be picturing an average purse or a...